HP Still Pursuing Android Ambitions?
Despite having announced that the company will drop Windows Mobile/Windows Phone 7 support after the Palm acquisition, and favoring the in-house webOS platform, it seems that HP may still be pursuing plans with releasing an Android tablet like what rival Dell is doing with the Android Streak. It seems that after having initially shelved its plans for an Android tablet, HP may still be moving forward with the Android eStation Zeen, a tablet device rumored to run Android 2.1 and be focused as an e-reader device.
The eStation Zeen is said to be running a custom HP UI or skin and be bundled with an HP printer. It will retail for $399. The tablet had recently passed through the FCC, though it’s unclear what HP’s intentions are for the mobile space; the company had previously announced that a PalmPad webOS tablet is likely and will be coming in the future. HP is also dedicated to tablets running the desktop Windows operating system; the addition of an Android tablet would give HP three different OSes to support.